Jan. 31, 2017
By Megan Golden
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The University of Notre Dame ticket office announced today that admission to all 2017 women’s lacrosse regular-season home games will be free to all fans.
Irish women’s lacrosse initially became a ticketed sport in 2010 upon the completion of Arlotta Stadium. In 2017, fans will have the opportunity to attend women’s lacrosse games at no cost at Loftus Sports Center and Arlotta Stadium.
Notre Dame is scheduled to play eight regular-season home games this season. The Irish will host four games indoors at Loftus Sports Center and four at outdoor Arlotta Stadium. For the complete schedule, click here.
“As the fastest growing sport in the country, I'm excited that ND will offer a great fan experience for our local families,” head coach Christine Halfpenny said. “Our home schedule will offer our fans a free opportunity to see the highest caliber of women's lacrosse both in the ACC matchups and our non-conference rivalry games.”
Early-arriving fans to Notre Dame’s game versus Liberty at 7 p.m. ET on Feb. 10 will receive a free t-shirt as part of Free T-Shirt Friday. In addition, long-sleeved t-shirts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis on T-Shirt Tuesday when the Irish host Ohio State at 7 p.m. ET.
The Irish celebrate Senior Day at noon on April 15 versus Virginia Tech, and Notre Dame also will hold a postgame Easter Egg Hunt.
Fans will have the opportunity to meet their favorite Irish players at two separate postgame autograph sessions at 1 p.m. ET on March 4 against Louisville and at noon ET on April 2 versus North Carolina. Early-arriving fans at the game on April 2 will receive a 16-ounce commemorative glass.
April 2 also will be the program’s annual Daughters for Dads fundraiser in partnership with the Notre Dame Harper Cancer Research Institute. The game will feature the Lacrosse Toss at halftime, among other related initiatives.
Notre Dame opens its season on Feb. 5, when it hosts regional rival Northwestern at Loftus Sports Center. The Irish defeated the Wildcats, 15-3, in the second round of the NCAA Championship last season and will look to win their second straight against Northwestern.
Notre Dame is coming off of a 14-win season and its first appearance in the NCAA Quarterfinals since 2009. The Irish will compete for their sixth consecutive bid in the NCAA Championship.
Megan Golden, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since August of 2016. In her role, she coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame women's lacrosse and cross country/track and field programs. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Golden is a 2014 graduate of Saint Mary's College and former Irish women’s basketball manager. Prior to arriving at Notre Dame, she worked in public relations with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.